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What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a moderate to severe headache or throbbing sensation which usually occurs on one side of the head. It is not entirely clear as to what causes a migraine however; it has been linked to being caused by changes such as hormonal, dietary and medicinal.

Migraine is a common health condition, affecting around 1 in every 5 women and around 1 in every 15 men. They usually begin in early adulthood. Some people experience migraines more frequently than others and you may get a migraine attack years apart.


What are the symptoms?

The main symptom of a migraine is usually an intense headache on one side of the head. The pain is usually a moderate or severe throbbing sensation that gets worse when you move and prevents you from carrying out normal activities. In some cases, the pain can occur on both sides of your head and may affect your face or neck. Many people also have symptoms such as feeling sick, being sick and increased sensitivity to light or sound.

You may experience other symptoms, including:

  • sweating
  • poor concentration
  • feeling very hot or very cold
  • (abdominal) pain
  • diarrhoea

You may be experiencing the above symptoms without the headache.

The symptoms of a migraine usually last between 4 hours and 3 days, although you may feel very tired for up to a week afterwards.


Treatments

Imigran 50mg (Sumatriptan Succinate)

  • Helps treat migraines
  • One tablet taken when a migraine occurs
  • Gets to work between 30-60 mins after taking

Sumatriptan Succinate (Sumatriptan Succinate)

  • Helps treat migraines
  • One tablet taken when a migraine occurs
  • Gets to work between 30-60 mins after taking

Propranolol (Propranolol Hydrochloride)

  • Helps to prevent migraines
  • They are Beta-Blockers
  • They help promote normal blood flow to the brain which prevents migraines from occurring

There are steps that you can take to try and reduce the symptoms of migraines,

  • Go to sleep or lying in a dark room often helps
  • Over the counter pain killers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen often help to reduce symptoms, take them as soon as symptoms of a migraine appear
  • Make sure you follow the information that comes with the medication you are taking

Product Information

Please click below for further information on each product regarding what treatments we offer and how they work:

Rizatriptan

Sumatriptan

Imigran


Why Choose Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service?

There’s no need for a face-to-face doctor appointment and you are not required to bear a prescription before you purchase as Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service provides you with prescription-only medication after a short online consultation which is reviewed by our qualified online medical prescribers

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    • Same Day Dispatch*
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How Do I Move Forward?

STEP 1 Start an online consultation and our Prescriber will review and assist.
STEP 2 Choose from the selected medication that is best suited to your consultation and pay at the checkout.
STEP 3 Upon final approval, your order will be dispensed from our Pharmacy and ready for the dispatch process.
STEP 4 Your medication will be delivered to your door, safely and discreetly using Royal Mail Special Delivery

Please use our pharmacist consultation to ensure you are eligible for the medication